Monthly Archive: August 2011

Review: Elevator Action Deluxe 1

Review: Elevator Action Deluxe

Elevator Action Deluxe (Playstation Network) Developer:  Square Enix Publisher:  Square Enix Genre(s): Platformer, Arcade Released: August 30, 2011 ESRB Rating: T – Teen In 1983, game developer Taito released Elevator Action in the arcades, and it was a popular arcade game that was later ported to home consoles as an NES title in 1985. That port is available on the...

The TVE NCAA Top Ten: 2011 Preseason 0

The TVE NCAA Top Ten: 2011 Preseason

The 2011 NCAA football season kicks off tomorrow, September 1st. Below you’ll find The Vortex Effect Top 10 rankings for the preseason. On Friday, September 2nd, we’ll be posting our 2 Games 2 Watch: Week 1 column, which will involve three of the four teams in our top ten rankings and one team that also received a vote. Disagree with...

God of War: Origins Collection Demo Now Available 0

God of War: Origins Collection Demo Now Available

[viddler id=c06d14f3&w=584&h=307] If you have a Playstation Plus subscription, go download the demo for God of War: Origins Collection right now! The demo is now available for Plus members, and will be available for everyone on September 6th. Origins Collection offers up both of Kratos’ PSP adventures (Ghost of Sparta and Chains of Olympus) remastered in HD and stereoscopic 3D...

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Trailer 4

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Trailer

Counter Strike: Global Offensive will be available in 2012 as a downloadable title for PC, Mac, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Just as Valve did with Portal 2, Counter Strike GO will feature Steam on PS3 allowing for cross platform play with PC, Mac, and PS3 players all playing together. Xbox is a closed system, so no Steam for 360...

Review: Madden NFL 12 9

Review: Madden NFL 12

Madden NFL 12 (Xbox 360, Playstation 3 [Reviewed], Wii) Developer: EA Tiburon Publisher: EA Sports Genre: Sports, Football Release Date: August 30, 2011 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone If you’re taking the time to read this review, you’re probably a fan of the franchise or have some interest in picking up Madden NFL 12, and so I won’t make you...

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Producers Trailer 0

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Producers Trailer

The latest trailer for EA Sports’ NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is shown above, and its the producers. It features the creative director, Trey Smith, talking about the game and what’s new and improved over the retail version that was released a while back. NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is coming to PSN and XBLA this October.

WWE ’12 – New Predator Technology Trailer 1

WWE ’12 – New Predator Technology Trailer

The above trailer for WWE ’12 shows off all the new visual and gameplay changes that have been made possible with the new Predator technology. From the trailer, you tell that WWE ’12 will obviously be the most authentic looking WWE game to date with all new broadcast camera angles, and rope and ring physics. Gameplay looks a lot smoother...

New Skyrim Screenshots Showcase All Character Races and Genders 2

New Skyrim Screenshots Showcase All Character Races and Genders

A few days ago we posted the first screenshot of a Dark Elf for Skyrim. Today, Bethesda has unleashed sixteen new character screenshots that showcase male and some female versions of all the playable races in the game. You can view the screenshots in the gallery below to see just how good the characters look. Skyrim hits stores on November...

New Screenshots For Prey 2 1

New Screenshots For Prey 2

Bethesda released several new screenshots for the upcoming open world, first person shooter Prey 2 from Human Head Studios today. You can view them in the gallery below. Prey 2 is scheduled for a March 2012 release for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.